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Cat. No. CHSA 5074(2) Price: £11.5 No. of discs: 2
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CHSA 5074 - Berg: Orchestral Works
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CD available From: 01 March 2009
     
 Alban Berg (1885-1935)
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
1 Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1908) 12:43
      Orchestrated 1984 by Theo Verbey (b. 1959)
      Mäßig bewegt - Viel langsamer (Quasi adagio) -
     
Three Pieces, Op. 6 (1914-15, revised version 1929) 20:57
      for Orchestra
      Meinem Lehrer und Freunde Arnold Schoenberg in unermeßlicher Dankbarkeit und Liebe
2 I Präludium. Langsam - Ein wenig bewegter (Tempo II) - 4:46
3 II Reigen. Anfangs etwas zögernd. Leicht beschwingt - 5:35
4 III Marsch. Mäßiges Marschtempo (I) - Flottes Marschtempo (II) - 10:35
     
      premiere recording
5 Der Wein (1929) 12:52
      Concert Aria (sung in French)
      Three Poems from Charles Baudelaire's Le Vin
      Sehr langsam -
 Robert Murray tenor
     
6 Passacaglia (1913) 4:17
      Symphonic Fragment of theme and eleven variations, arranged 1999 by Christian von Borries (b. 1969) from Berg's unfinished score sketches; orchestration lightly modified by Mario Venzago
      Langsam
     
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1935) 28:10
      Für Louis Krasner
      Dem Andenken eines Engels
      Revised 1996 by Douglas Jarman
7 I Andante - Allegretto 11:11
8 II Allegro - Adagio 16:59
 Isabelle van Keulen violin
      79:35
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
Three Fragments from 'Wozzeck' (1923-24) 19:58
      for voice and orchestra from the opera Wozzeck (1914-22) after Georg Büchner's drama
1 I Act I, Scenes 2 and 3. Langsam - [Marschtempo] - 7:23
2 II Act III, Scene 1. Grave (Theme with seven variations and fugue) 5:36
3 III Act III, Scenes 4 and 5. Langsam - Adagio - 6:58
      Saga Danielsson child soprano
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano
     
Symphonic Pieces from the Opera 'Lulu' (1934) 34:17
      after Frank Wedekind's tragedies Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box)
      Arnold Schoenberg zum 60. Geburtstag
4 I Rondo. Andante. Introduzione - Tempo II - Tempo I - 15:49
5 II Ostinato. Allegro - Tumultuoso - Agitato - Sempre vivace - 3:54
6 III Lied der Lulu (Anton v. Webern zum 50. Geburtstag). Comodo 2:44
7 IV Variationen. Moderato - Grandioso - Grazioso - Funèbre - 3:08
8 V Adagio. Sostenuto - Lento - Grave 8:40
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano
     
9 Der Wein (1929) 13:33
      Concert Aria (sung in German)
      Three Poems from Charles Baudelaire's Le Vin
      German text by Stefan George
      Sehr langsam -
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano
     
10 Wein, Weib und Gesang! 9:22
      Waltz, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)
      Transcribed 1921 for small ensemble by Alban Berg
      Andante, quasi religioso - Allegro moderato - Maestoso - Tempo di Valse
      77:45
     
 Goteborg Symphony Orchestra
      (The National Orchestra of Sweden)
 Mario Venzago
 Recorded in:
 Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden
      26 August 2004 (Three Pieces), 14 August 2006 (Piano Sonata), 15 and 16 August 2006 (Three Fragments from 'Wozzeck'), 16 August 2006 (Passacaglia), 19 and 20 June 2007 (Symphonic Pieces from the Opera 'Lulu'),
      21 June 2007 (Der Wein>/i>, sung in German), 27 and 28 August 2007 (Concerto for Violin and Orchestra_, 30 August 2007 (Der Wein, sung in French) and 31 August 2007 (Wein, Weib und Gesang!)
 Producer(s)
 Lennart Dehn
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Michael Bergerk (Three Pieces)
 Torbjorn Samuelsson (other works)
 Format: Super Audio CD
Originally recorded in: DSD

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